The Abyssinian Breed

abyssinian photography

In the above photo you see the Abyssinian cat breed, it is one of the oldest known breeds. They appear to resemble the sculptures and paintings of the typical ancient Egyptian cat. However, there is no proof of this what so ever, Abyssinian is a breed of domestic cat, that most likely of Egyptian origin., but so are many of the other breeds we have. Taking a picture of this one in that particular position was very hard. As you can imagine cats don’t particularly like to pose for a photo shoot! Going back to the breed, they arrived in USA from England in the early 1900’s. Over the next 50 years they gained popularity with the American Society and today is the most popular short hair breed.

This type of breed is known to be an intelligent and active cat that loves people. It is noted for being shy with strangers but quite affectionate once you get through the ‘shy’ period. They are also widely known for being loud cats. During this photo shoot I had to enjoy howling and crying! They just love to talk!

They have a distinctly ticked coat, medium in size and regal in appearance. They are lithe, hard and muscular, showing eager activity and lively interest in all surroundings. Just as a fair waring when they don’t want to be held… they DON’T want to be held!

They are not for those who are in need of a decorate cat to match the rust-colored rug. They will cheerfully entertain themselves and will want to be with you through every aspect of your life. For your amusements Abyssinians will perform antics, earning them the reputation of a clown. They love to perch on shoulders, crawl under furniture, sit on laps and make flaying leaps at the tallest bookcases. No closed room or cupboard is safe from their fanatic paws.


– Marsha | Aeropean Photography